Fr. Pavone Praises Supreme Court Victory for Pro-life Activists
Washington, D.C. – Priests for Life National Director Fr.
Frank Pavone congratulated Joseph Scheidler and the Pro-life Action League for
their victory at the Supreme Court, which ruled in the Scheidler vs. NOW case in
favor of the pro-life activists.
“For decades, in this case and many others, pro-choice groups
have tried to paint us who oppose abortion as violent people. Today, yet again,
that strategy fails.”
Fr. Pavone urged pro-life citizens to be more active than
ever. “The proper response to this ruling is to increase our peaceful, legal
presence at killing centers everywhere, without fear of ridicule, false arrest,
or persecution. Let’s follow Joe Scheidler’s example of persevering in protest
of the greatest evil of our times, abortion. In particular, pastors should call
their people to prayerful protest outside abortion killing centers, and should
be there with them. The Supreme Court takes our First Amendment rights
seriously; so should we.”
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Supreme Court Syllabus of the Scheidler Case (PDF Format)
Opinion on the Scheidler Case (PDF Format)
Press Release from Scheidler